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As fake snow tumbles from the rafters during Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End), arms are slung around mates' shoulders in pre-festive season cheer. I Believe in a Thing Called Love causes a rash of air guitar playing to break out around the room. If there's one aspect of their rock idols' careers that the Darkness will do well to mimic now, it's brute, shameless staying power - something a closer of Love on the Rocks With No Ice, replete with about 17 fake endings and a final Hawkins scissor-kick, suggests they know a thing or two about.

Photos from Liverpool UK - Gigwise

Photos from the first gig of the Every Inch Of UK Tour in Liverpool from Gigwise:

12 Nov 2011

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Edinburgh Evening News Interview with Frankie

Now The Darkness have reunited after a five-year separation and, as well as the UK tour that brings them to the HMV Picture House on Wednesday, the band have plans to release a new album next year.

So what can fans expect from the band this time around? “Thrillingly daft, mind-tingling, heart-soaring, genre-defying musical sounds,” smiles the band’s Edinburgh-born bassist Frankie Poullain, a former Royal High School pupil who initially left The Darkness in 2005 citing ‘musical differences’ as the reason, but has since made his peace with Hawkins and co.

“There will also be some new stuff, some things we’ve never done before,” he continues. “Scary things. Songs we’ve never played before.

Tour Countdown...

As it's only one week till The Darkness' Tour, the band have been sending out some updates via Facebook/Twitter.

Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, Norwich and Cambridge are now sold out shows!

Because of the venue change in Liverpool, more tickets are now on sale for this show, so you still have a chance if that's somewhere you were hoping to get to!

The Darkness also stated that they are working on getting a range of merchandise from tea towels to mugs, and of course more 'traditional' merch.

Read the updates at

01 Nov 2011

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Crown Jewel Defense Added The UK Tour Bill

Confirmed to support The Darkness on their upcoming UK tour are Crown Jewel Defense, along with Foxy Shazam.

Check them out at or follow on twitter @cjdband

24 Oct 2011

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UK Tour Liverpool Venue Change - 8th November

The O2 Academy Liverpool's roof has collapsed - Therefore The Darkness on 8th November 2011 is now at LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY, MOUNTFORD HALL, MOUNT PLEASANT..

All tickets of course remain valid for the show, and as the venue is slightly bigger, a few more tickets have now gone on sale.

More info at

24 Oct 2011

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Photos: The Darkness at Loud Park, Tokyo

Photos from The Darkness' performance and Set List from Loud Park Festival in Tokyo, Japan on 15th October are now available at

23 Oct 2011

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UK XFactor contestant does The Darkness

Love it or hate it, the UK XFactor TV show contestant Johnny Robinson did a rendition of The Darkness' I Believe In A Thing Called Love on this week's 'Rock Week' show.

As a result, both I Believe In A Thing Called Love and The Darkness trended on Twitter!

Whether you liked the performance or not, this is fantastic exposure for the band.

Screenshot below taken at 10pm on 22/10/2011:

22 Oct 2011

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